Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris

Train

From IndieReader: If You Liked “The Girl on the Train”, You’ll LOVE…

If you like the heart-pounding suspense of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (which just passed the 1 million-copies-sold mark), we suspect you will enjoy these exciting indie picks:

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Reunion

"Saving Clara" - by Judith Claire Mitchell

"In the absence of biography, I began the work of the novelist, creating a fictional character based on what little I knew of her. But then a funny thing happened. Whenever I stopped writing to do a little research, I’d discover another, then another new article about her." - Judith Claire Mitchell

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Green

A St. Patrick's Day Reading List

With St. Patrick's Day once again upon us, you might be joining throngs of merry goers at the bar to drink whiskey and green beer and to listen to fiddle-and-brogue-based music. Then again, you might rather chew your own arm off than do that. I am not here to judge, and I offer a third option...

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Chast

Announcing the NBCC Award Winners

Marilynne Robinson's Lila has won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. It is the third book in a trilogy that started with her novel Gilead, which won the NBCC Award for fiction in 2005.

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Magic

Terry Pratchett Dies at 66

Author Terry Pratchett, the best-selling fantasy writer, has died at the age of 66. Despite being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease eight years ago, Pratchett continued to write and publish--his latest is A Blink on the Screen, a collection of short fiction that will be published next week.

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Mandel

Announcing the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists

The finalists for the 35th Annual PEN/Faulkner Award have been announced, and the novels come from big and small publishers alike. Three are from publishing behemoth Penguin Random House (Prayers for the Stolen, Station Eleven, and Dept. of Speculation), and two are from much smaller presses (Song of the Shank and Preparation for the Next Life).

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Bettyville

Amazon's Best Books of March: Part One

In Bettyville: A Memoir, author George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for Paris to take care of his aging mother. Amazon editor Erin Kodicek quips in her review, "Did I mention that it’s Paris, Missouri?"

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Ghettosidecover

"The Monster is Multi-faceted, Ancient, and Complex" - Author Jill Leovy on "Ghettoside"

To call Ghettoside an "important" book somehow misses the point (although it is an important book)--Ghettoside is a great book. Read our interview with Los Angeles Time reporter Jill Leovy.

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Zillow

"Zillow Talk" - What are the New Rules of Real Estate?

I recently met with Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries of Zillow. They are the authors of Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, and they also happen to be Chief Economist (Stan) and CEO (Spencer) of the company. The book hit the New York Times bestseller list

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Seehowsmall

"I Wanted to Push This Some" - Scott Blackwood on His Novel "See How Small"

Scott Blackwood's novel See How Small was our spotlight pick for January's Best Books of the Month. The story is built around a real-life, unsolved murder that happened in Austin, Texas, but the book is not a straightforward murder/mystery. Blackwood is an extremely talented, forward-looking writer, and there is no neat bow at the end of See How Small.

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